We hope you’re as completely excited about the Jubilee as we are, so here are just five facts to help stir your enthusiasm just before the big weekend:
1. The monarch has been sending telegrams since 1917 for various life-events. You can still send telegrams but the original Post Office service lasted until 1981.
2. According to the Palace, The Queen has answered around three and a half million items of correspondence. We calculate she has been on the throne for 22,000 days, so that’s about 160 letters every day. We think that possibly she doesn’t write them all herself.
3. The sovereign has sent more than 175,000 telegrams to centenarians in the UK and the Commonwealth. When she came to the throne in 1952 there were only 255 to send out; this year it will be more than 8,000.
4. She also sends out congratulations if you have been married a long time. 2006 saw a huge increase in the number of diamond wedding messages sent by the Queen, reflecting the surge in marriage following the end of the Second World War.
5. The longest period of marriage for which The Queen has sent a congratulatory message is 83 years. In 2006 The Queen sent a message to the world’s longest married couple, Mr and Mrs William Jones, whose wedding took place in Pontypridd in February 1923.
We’re quickly running out of any and all Jubilee Partyware – so this is your last change to use our exclusive 10% off Jubilee Voucher – you’ll need code E442 on the Basket Page. Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01388 767 877.
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